Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World


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Corwin Publishers
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 0.83 pounds

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About the Author

Ana Homayoun is an academic advisor and early career development expert working at the intersection of executive functioning skills, technology, and personal energy management. She is the founder of Silicon Valley based Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit initiative developing the Life Navigator School Advisory Program. She is the author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and Social Media Wellness, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Fast Company, and NPR. She lives in San Francisco.


"Keeping up with tweens and teens on social media often seems like a dizzying task that leaves us, the adults, lost and confused--too often giving up. Social Media Wellness brings great clarity to the matter offering actionable advice for parents and schools. In her typical style, Homayoun is realistic, pragmatic and refreshingly straight forward. She gets our attention without using scare tactics and then gives us, parents and educators, the tools to most effectively help out children find wellness in the social media age."--Andrew Davis, Head of School
"Ana Homayoun demonstrates how social media and our digital lives have reoriented relationships and how we think. In her book she offers vital tools and strategies for this revolution - whether you're a teacher, parent or student. I found myself challenged from each of these viewpoints!"--Homa Tavangar, Global Education Adviser
"Ana Homayoun has written the very book I've yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana's work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world."--Jessica Lahey, Author of New York Times bestseller "The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed"
"This is the book I've been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I'll be recommending it to everyone I know."
--Rachel Simmons, Author of New York Times bestseller "The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence"
"This is the essential guide to navigating the ephemeral and transactional communications woven into the language of social media online and IRL. I relished every page of this book. It was jam-packed with sound and seasoned self-management and executive-functioning tips and systems. The research and artfully reconstructed narratives, tools, ideas, and reflective questions feed the systematic and practical approaches the author shares to empower students, parents, and educators alike. I can't wait to add this to my professional library and share it with all of my teachers!!!"--Lisa Johnson, Author of "Cultivating Communication and the Classroom"
"In our selfie society, teens and tweens encounter constant temptations and threats to their social, emotional, physical, and academic health. Ana Homayoun's new book provides strategies to "unselfie" our teens and develop a healthy, balanced relationship with social media."--Michele Borba, Author of "Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in our All About Me World"
"I wish every parent, teacher, teen and tween knew Ana Homayoun as I do. As a journalist, she's long been my go-to source for advice on social media dilemmas affecting families because she is smart, wise and--above all--empathetic. I'm so glad to see Social Media Wellness is now available to everyone. Buy it. Like it. Share it."--Steven Petrow, "Digital Life" Columnist
"Rich with stories and thoughtful interpretations of tweens' and teens' online habits, curiosities, and consequences, Ana provides parents and educators an especially powerful resource to confidently guide our students and children with tools, counsel and reassurance as they navigate social media. Bravo!"--Stephanie Balmer, Head of School